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Laos reports 464 new Covid-19 cases

Some 464 new Covid-19 cases have been recorded nationwide over the previous 24 hours, bringing the total to 24,310 including 5,691 active cases and 20 deaths.

Director General of the Department of Communicable Diseases Control, Ministry of Health, Dr Rattanaxay Phetsouvanh told a press conference today that 6,393 people were tested for Covid-19 yesterday.

Some 135 patients were discharged from hospital today.

The new daily confirmed cases included 437 classified as local infections and 27 as imported cases.

Of the local infections, 220 were detected in Vientiane, 70 in Luang Prabang, 63 in Champassak, 38 in Bokeo, 19 in Savannakhet, 15 in Vientiane (province), five in Khammuan, three each in Borikhamxay and Saravan and one in Luang Namtha.

The imported cases were reported in Champassak 19, Khammuan three, Saravan two and Savannakhet, Luang Prabang and Vientiane one each.

Source: Lao News Agency